Thailand Highlights

Thailand Highlights

Start: UK Finish: UK

Visiting: London, Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai, Mekong River, Chiang Mai, Mae Daeng


Duration: 13 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat

Tour Operator: Wendy Wu

Group size: 8 - 28

Age range: 16-70

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: 0

Tour Overview

Thailand weaves an image of glittering temples, lush jungle, and golden sunshine, all entwined with a rich heritage that has remained staunchly unchanged for centuries. It is also fun-loving, friendly and exotic – discover both sides of Thailand on this to (...)

Highlights

  • iconTravel along part of the infamous Death Railway.
  • iconLearn the secrets behind Thai cuisine at a Thai Cooking Class.
  • iconDiscover the former splendour of the ancient capital of Ayutthaya.
  • iconCruise the mighty Mekong where Thailand, Laos and Burma meet.
  • iconExplore the striking Buddhist White Temple in Chiang Rai.
  • iconCome face to face with the local hill tribes in Mae Kampong.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 -2 : FLY TO BANGKOK

Location: London, Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Fly overnight to the vibrant city of Bangkok. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

icon Day 3 : DISCOVER BANGKOK

Location: Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bangkok is an exotic assault on the senses, a whirlwind of chaos, refinement and rewarding sights. A city of many faces, go from tranquil golden temples to forests of gleaming skyscrapers before experiencing authentic Asia on bustling streets. Today’s sightseeing includes Wat Pho and the dazzling Grand Palace. Next, stroll through Chinatown. Later, take to the Chao Phraya River on a longboat to get an alternative view of the city as you travel to the Pak Khlong Talaat Flower Market.

icon Day 4 : BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI

Location: Kanchanaburi

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the bizarre Railway Track Market before heading out of Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. Stop at the famous bridge before time to visit the Allied Cemetery and War Museum.

icon Day 5 : EXPLORE KANCHANABURI

Location: Kanchanaburi, Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Hellfire Pass and visit the fascinating museum before a short walk through the pass. Hop on board an old locomotive to travel along a section of the notorious Death Railway passing through the Kwai Gorge. Return to Bangkok in the afternoon. This evening enjoy a dinner accompanied by Thai classical dances.

icon Day 6 : AYUTTHAYA

Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Chiang Rai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A scared city and former royal capital, Ayutthaya today is a crumbled kingdom that has retained its bygone splendour. Explore this impressive archaeological site, touring the principal sights including Bang Pa-In, the former royal summer residence. Return to Bangkok and fly to Chiang Rai, a city in Thailand's northern highlands.

icon Day 7 : GOLDEN TRIANGLE

Location: Mekong River, Chiang Rai

Transfer to the area known as the Golden Triangle — the point where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma meet and notorious for the cultivation of opium that used to take place here. Take a boat ride on the Mekong over the border into Laos and visit Don Sao Island where you can take a leisurely stroll through the local market. Return to Chiang Rai. Explore the night market this evening.

icon Day 8 : QUAINT MAE SALONG

Location: Chiang Rai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to Mae Salong Mountain, an area well known for its tea plantations – you can sample some local brew whilst you are here. Enjoy a 'Yunnanese' lunch before meeting the Yao Tribe, taking a walk through an Akha village.

icon Day 9 : THE STUNNING WHITE TEMPLE

Location: Chiang Rai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the striking Buddhist White Temple before departing Chiang Rai. Heading in the direction of Chiang Mai, you'll travel along a beautiful mountain road with breathtaking views. Entering Chiang Mai province, spend tonight at Lisu Lodge, an eco-lodge operated by Lisu hill tribe villagers. Rooms are built in the traditional Lisu style and overlook lush fields and hills. Dinner is followed by a Lisu folklore performance.

icon Day 10 : DISCOVER CHIANG MAI

Location: Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Lisu Lodge for Chiang Mai. Visit the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam on arrival. Following lunch at a local restaurant, spend the afternoon visiting Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh.

icon Day 11 : THAI ELEPHANT CARE CENTRE

Location: Mae Daeng, Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Spend the day at the Thai Elephant Care Centre where you can meet, feed and bathe the resident pachyderms. Enjoy a relaxed rafting trip in Mae Daeng before returning to Chiang Mai.

icon Day 12 : COOKING CLASS

Location: Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover the secrets of traditional Thai cooking with a morning cookery class. Ascend to Wat Doi Suthep, a temple perched on top of Doi Suthep Mountain. This evening, sit down to a Thai Kantoke dinner, and be entertained by a selection of cultural performances.

icon Day 13 : FLY CHIANG MAI TO UK

Location: London

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

What's Included

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    Local Taxes

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Fully Guided

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    Accommodation

    11 nights in 3+/4 star

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Entrance Fees

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    Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

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    International Travel

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    Flights

    International flights and current taxes

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    Meals – Full Board

    Breakfasts: 11, Lunches: 10, Dinners: 11

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    Country Entry Visas

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Wendy Wu requires a deposit of 350 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 75 days before departure..

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